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Here you'll find resource packs on a wide range of topics, pointers to other archives and collections which may be useful and more. If you're still stuck with your research, plan a visit to Search Engine where our team will be able to help you—or take a look at our Inreach service which can carry out research on your behalf.
These packs have been compiled by the Search Engine team to help you research popular locomotives, collections and themes in railway history.
Author and social historian Colin Bargery has been singing folk songs for 40 years, and has a special interest in songs from the Industrial Revolution. He's compiled a collection of popular songs about railways for our archive, titled Songs From the Age of Steam. You can find out more on the Songs From the Age of Steam website,